Teenager ‘caught driving fake ambulance around while banned from the road’

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of driving a fake ambulance while banned from the road.

The 19-year-old man was stopped in the vehicle on Monday at around 9am.

South Wales Police confirmed to Wales Online the car is not a genuine rapid response vehicle and the suspect is not a Welsh Ambulance Service employee.

The “fake” ambulance had high-visibility paint, medical logos, and even emergency lights on the roof of the car.

The teenage motorist is also said to have not had insurance.

One resident in Penclawdd, south Wales, told The Independent : In his defence, if someone actually had needed an ambulance, it would have been a quicker response. The service here is crap.”

A spokesman for the police force said: “Officers stopped this vehicle at around 9am on Monday morning in Parc Hendy Crescent in Penclawdd.

“A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences.

“A vehicle has been seized and enquiries into the matter are continuing.

“The man has been released under investigation.”

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